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Tour guide at Cooks Cottage.
Book a group tour of Cooks' Cottage and enjoy colourful and expert commentary as you explore this historic Melbourne icon.​​

Bookings are essential for group tours and visits of Cooks' Cottage. Tour groups and school groups are welcome. Bookings must be made at least three working days in advance and are subject to availability.

Make a booking now through the group booking form

Group tours

Group tours are offered Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm (excluding public holidays). Tours run for 45 minutes and start at 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am, 12.15pm and 1pm.

Tours are suitable for 8 or more people (40 maximum) and are delivered by a trained staff member.

Tour 1: Cooks’ Cottage Tour
Admission: 
$6.80 per person (until 31 March 2018) 
$7.20 per person (from 1 April 2018)

Take a trip into the past. This guided tour includes the history of Cooks' Cottage and how it came to be in Melbourne, explains what life was like in the 18th century, and shares the incredible voyages and life of Captain James Cook. Includes entry into Cooks' Cottage.

Tour 2: Fitzroy Gardens Heritage Tour
Admission:
$9 per person (until 31 March 2018) 
$9.60 per person (from 1 April 2018)

Learn about the historic buildings and sculptures in the heritage-listed Fitzroy Gardens, including Cooks' Cottage, the Conservatory, the Fairies Tree and the model Tudor village. Stroll through the majestic avenues of English elms, discover native wildlife and soak up the beauty of the formal gardens. Includes entry into Cooks' Cottage.

Group visits

Group visits are suitable for eight or more people (40 maximum) and include entry into Cooks' Cottage plus a comprehensive fact sheet for a self-guided tour.

Groups can be accommodated from Monday to Sunday between 9am and 4pm (last entry at 4:45pm). 

Admission:
Adults $3.70, Children $2.50 (until 31 March 2018)
Adults $3.80, Children $2.60 (from 1 April 2018) 

Bookings and payment

All tours and visits must be booked at least three working days in advance, and are subject to availability.

To make a booking, use the group booking form. Enquiries can be emailed to cookscottage@melbourne.vic.gov.au

For tour companies with an existing account, vouchers must be presented on arrival, at which time a group ticket will be issued. A tax invoice will be sent at the end of each month.

For all other groups, payment must be made on arrival.

Interpretation Space Upgrades

Commencing 4 June 2018, redevelopment works will be undertaken in the interpretation space at Cooks’ Cottage in order to enhance the space.  During this period, Cooks’ Cottage will still operate as per normal, with the Cottage and Garden being open for general admission, tours (guided or self-guided), and the photo experience still being offered to visitors.

This work will continue until the end of June and during this time the interpretation space will be closed. The redevelopment aims to enhancing the experience for visitors, which will soon include storytelling using multi-media and projections.


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